Early bird Special

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Trish5, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. Trish5

    Trish5

    Mar 31, 2005
    Had about 20 mins free and was near the wetlands so I stopped in to see what was happeneing. Pretty harsh light, and quiet.

    I drove around to find something I could work with and came upon a heron having a wild struggle with a turtle.

    The best 3:

    This guy was dropped twice..he put up a heck of a fight!
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    Now the heron gets him back and mr. turtle withdraws to his shell...the heron flips him..(of course he does..everybody knows herons like their turtles over easy :wink: )

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    Since it was 4:30pm, and Florida...
    This can be known as an earlybird special

    Yum
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  2. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Great catch Trish (the egret did pretty well too).
     
  3. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Outstanding catch Trish!! Now I have to throw my GBH / Turtle shots away. Yours is way better, and you got an RR flip. :Depressed
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wonderful shot and great catch (no pun here) :>))..

    I am with Flew, gotta throw mine away to :<(
     
  5. Trish5

    Trish5

    Mar 31, 2005
    Harry,

    Was pretty funny to watch that heron struggle to hold onto the turtle!
     
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  6. OMG, Trish! That flip shot is fantastic!!! Way to go!!
     
  7. Wow!! What is it about birds in the USA that let you get close enough to take pictures like that? - here in the UK the nearest a heron or little egret will let you approach is about 30 yards - they even steer clear of fixed hides (blinds I believe you call them in the States) - thousands of years of persecution I suppose.
     
  8. great series Trish! You nailed the flip, welcome to the club.

    How come Harry didnt get any of these? He's the retired one! :rolleyes:
     
  9. I bet that shell will be tough to pass!

    Great shots

    Cheers,
    Robin
     
  10. Trish5

    Trish5

    Mar 31, 2005
    Frank,

    I lucked out..light was right, heron was right along the shore. I was about maybe 5-6 ft away. He already had the turtle, so he wasn't distracted at all by me..that turtle put up one hell of a fight...
     
  11. Trish5

    Trish5

    Mar 31, 2005

    Gale,

    I have been trying to capture a RR flp since I learned about them from Harry.
    One issue at the WL is I notice when I am the only one there I get better opportunity for shots. Birds aren't spooked.
     
  12. Trish5

    Trish5

    Mar 31, 2005

    Thanks Kevin! I am pleased with them!
     
  13. Trish5

    Trish5

    Mar 31, 2005
    Hi Dave,

    If the herons are feeding, they don't care who is close by. I have spent quite a bit of time observing their behavior...and sometimes you just get lucky.. :wink:
     
  14. Trish5

    Trish5

    Mar 31, 2005

    Thanks Harris! Glad to be a member in the RR Flip Club!

    (I think old man harry was home napping :wink: )
     
  15. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Great catch Trish
    just great all I can say :wink:
     
  16. Trish5

    Trish5

    Mar 31, 2005
    Thank you Ben :smile:
     
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